This post leads my thoughts to what is “productivity”. To be productive at what? Making widgets? Is this what we are here to do? Sure enough we need to earn our daily wage but I see being productive all about creation. What have you made today that makes the world a better place?
Here in Vermont there is an ethos of “re-creation”. Most places are not open 24/7 or sometimes even 12/6. Time is “taken” off to recreate. It is food for the soul and makes us productive in the true sense. Time to visit your Meeting or Church, work in the garden or community, play with your family and friends. Time just to think.
Does being connected to your phone and computer 24/7 make you “productive” in the true sense? Should making profits for business be the rule that guides society in what we hold of value? Quakers hold a testimony of simplicity. One way that this manifests is to simplify your life to “make” time for what is most important that is of value to you and to society.